Month: June 2016

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WILD TAKE SECOND IN A ROW FROM SURGE

The New Hampshire Wild (7-14) defeated the Old Orchard Beach Surge (12-10) for the second night in a row to take a 2-1 series lead.

Wild Starter Garret Baker pitched 4 and 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs before handing it over to reliever Ryan Oglesby who finished the inning and pitched the 6th and 7th . Tony McClendon took over the 8th before leaving it to closer Jorge De Leon who got his 3rd save of the season.

The Wild got things going in the 3rd inning when they put up 5 runs with a big blast from Karl Kapinos, but the Surge answered back with 1 run in the 4th and 4 runs in the 5th from a big blast by Surge 3rd baseman Luc Pomales.

The Wild, however, answered back with a run in the 6th and one in the 7th to take a 2 run lead. Jorge De Leon allowed 1 run in the 9th and with bases loaded and one out, the Wild turn a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

Karl Kapinos led the Wild offense with 2 hits, 1 being a 2-run Home Run. Ken Matsuzaka also had an offensive game with 3 hits. Matsuzaka came out of the game in the 7th with muscle cramps in both legs.

Ryan Oglesby earned the victory on the mound while Jorge De Leon gets his 3rd save of the season. The win gives the Wild a (7-14) record and just 6 games behind first place.

The Wild will take on the Surge for the final game of the series tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Starter Trevor Jaunich will take the mound during alumni night at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field at Franklin Pierce University in Ringe, New Hampshire.

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MATSUZAKA WALKS-OFF ON SURGE

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (12-9) were defeated by the New Hampshire Wild (6-14) with a final score of 6-5 in extra innings on Wednesday night at Pappas Field in Rindge, New Hampshire.

The Surge took an early lead in the 1st inning.  Center fielder Shaun Cooper reached base on a double, stealing 3rd.  He would reach home on a sac hit from designated hitter Jacob Fabry to take a 1-0 lead.

A solo homerun from right fielder Sean Washington and an RBI double from left fielder Brandon Cooksey would out the Surge ahead 3-0 in the 2nd inning.  A solo homerun from third baseman Luc Pomales in the 3rd would put them ahead 4-0.  Cooper would pick up an RBI in the 4th, putting the Surge ahead 5-0.

The Wild would pick up 2 runs in the 4th, off a 2-run homerun from first baseman Zach Mathieu, bringing the score to 5-2 in favor of the Surge.

Left handed pitcher Michael Romano would take over the mound in the 8th, ending the night for starter David Ernst.  Ernst would end the night with 5 hits and 2 runs, while walking 5 and striking out 6.

The Wild picked up two more runs in the 8th.  Mathieu knocked an RBI triple, eventually scoring on a passed ball, bringing the score to 5-4.

Rich Baerga would take over for Romano in the 8th after 1/3 inning.  Romano allowed 2 runs on 1 hit, while striking out 1 and walking 1.

New Hampshire tied it in the 9th off a sac hit from Joshua Wong that scored Mark McCouch. Manager Jerry Gonzalez was tossed out of the game during that same play after arguing an inning ending questionable play at third base. The Wild went on to win the game in bottom of the 10th off a walk-off RBI single from catcher Ken Matzusaka after Zach Mathieu singled, got to second on a wild pitch and was moved over to third by Karl Kapinos.

Zach Mathieu led the Wild with 3 hits in the night just a double shy of the cycle, 2 stolen bases and 3 RBI’s.

The Wild take on the Surge tomorrow night, June 23rd, at 6:30pm for game 3 of their 4-game series in New Hampshire.

 

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WILD SIGN OF MARCUS BRADLEY

The Wild have signed Outfielder Marcus Bradley. The move comes after a slow start by Wild’s Outfielders and Manager Jerry Gonzalez has made many changes even putting infielders to play the outfield.

Marcus is a Left Handed speedy outfielder with experience. He was drafted and played affiliated ball and was a part of last years Road City Explorers team who finished the regular season in first place as a member of the North Country Baseball League.

Marcus will take over the Center Field role and will look to help the Wild get back on track as the team is in last place.

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WILD SPOIL BUCKS OPENER

The New Hampshire Wild (2-8) defeated the First place Watertown Bucks (7-3) by the score of 11-7.

 

The Wild started things off by taking a 3-0 lead  in the 3rd inning off starter Bucks Andrew Gottstein. Wild Starter Garret Baker had a strong start before getting into some trouble in the 5th inning where the Bucks took a 5-3 lead. Baker had retired the first two batters of the inning but a two out walk and 5 consecutive hits put the Bucks back on top.

 

Baker was replaced by Gregory Jasek who got his first win of the season tonight. Jasek pitched 2 solid innings while getting some offensive help from Chris Jacobs who crushed a league leading Home Run. Jacobs now has 4 homers in the season.

 

The game was left in the hands of the bullpen who did not allow a single run. After Jasek, Ryan Oglesby had a quick inning in the 7th followed by Setup man Tony McClendons quick inning in the 8th and closer Jorge De Leon shut things down in the 9th with 2 strikeouts to end the game.

 

The Wild will continue play tomorrow at 630pm at Alex T Duffy Fairgrounds for the second game of a 4 game series versus the Bucks. Wild Ace Trevor Jaunich will be on the mound for the Wild. Tickets are on sale for just $5.

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BULLPEN GIVES IT UP FOR THE WILD

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (6-3) defeated the visiting New Hampshire Wild (1-7) with a 5-4 comeback win on Saturday night at The Ballpark.

The Surge took a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning, with right fielder Shaun Cooper scoring on a passed ball. The Wild would tie it in the 5th, with shortstop Mark McCouch picking up an RBI.

The Wild would take a 4-1 lead in the 7th inning. First baseman Ramon Cedeno began the scoring with a solo homerun. Right fielder Karl Kapinos would score, stealing home, on a throw down to 2nd base. A Richard Colla sac fly would end the scoring for the inning.

Rich Baerga took over the mound for starter Benny Collesano in the 7th inning. Collesano went for 6.1 innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs while walking 4 and striking out 5. Baerga would stay in for .1 inning, walking 4, before being replaced by Cody Frank.

Left fielder Bryan White would walk in the 7th, stealing 2nd and 3rd, for his 5th stolen bases of the season. He would score on a Dan Gagnon RBI, bringing the Surge within 2 runs.

The Surge would rally back in the 8th. Jacob Fabry and Joshua Martinez would reach base on walks, while first baseman Chris Allen reached on a single. White would knock a bases clearing triple, with 2 outs, to give the Surge a 5-4 lead.

Joshua Martinez would transition from the designated hitter to closing pitcher in the 9th, ending the night for Frank. Frank went for 1.1 inning, allowing 0 hits and striking out 2, earning his 2nd win of the season. Martinez allowed 1 hit and struck out 2, while earning his 3rd save.

Each team had 4 hits, with Bryan White leading the Surge with 2. Chris Allen picked up his league leading 8th stolen base of the season.

The Wild return to action Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm for game 5 of their series with the Surge.

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WILD LOSE THEIR 6th GAME OF SEASON

The New Hampshire Wild (1-6) have had a very slow start and lost yet another game to the Old Orchard Beach Surge (5-3). The Old Orchard Beach Surge defeated the visiting New Hampshire Wild with a final score of 14-11 on Friday night at The Ballpark.

The Wild took a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning. Shortstop Richard Colla had a leadoff triple, reaching home on a sac fly from designated hitter Joshua Wong. The Surge battled back, taking a 2-run lead in the 1st. Infielder Chris Allen knocked an RBI double, while Joshua Martinez knocked a 2-run double.

The Wild collected a run in the 3rd off an error, bringing the score to 3-2.

Allen reached base in the 3rd on a leadoff single, reaching 2nd on his league-leading 7th steal of the season. He would score on an error. Martinez would collect his 3rd RBI of the game with a sac hit. Catcher Jordyn Van Atta also scored, giving the Surge a 6-2 lead.

The Wild tied the game 6-6 in the 4th. Outfielder Tyler Caserta collected an RBI on a fielder’s choice. Second baseman Chris Jacobs also knocked a 3-run homerun, his 3rd in 2 games.

Left-handed pitcher Michael Romano took over the mound, ending the night for starter Emil Flaquer. Flaquer allowed 5 hits while walking 4 and striking out 3.

The Wild took a 7-6 lead in the 5th, with catcher Ken Matsuzaka hitting a solo homerun.

The Surge offense would come alive in the 5th, scoring 7 runs to take a 13-7 lead. Luc Pomales began the inning with a leadoff single. Back to back walks would load up the bases. Chris Ray tied the game with a sac hit. A bases loaded walk would give the Surge an 8-7 lead. Errors would allow 3 more Surge runners to score. A 2-run double from Brandon Cooksey would end the scoring for the inning.

The Wild looked to rally back in the 7th, collecting 3 runs, including a 2-run triple for Colla.

David Ernst would take over the mound, ending the night for Romano. Romano collected his first win of the season, allowing 9 hits, walking 0 and striking out 1.

A Chris Allen RBI single in the 7th would give the Surge a 14-10 lead. The Wild would add 1 last run in the 8th, with an RBI single from Matsuzaka.

The Surge were outhit by the Wild 15-8, but the 6 Wild errors and heads-up Surge base running would be the deciding factor in the final score. Chris Allen led the team with 3 hits.

The Wild take on the Surge Saturday night, June 11th, at 6:30pm for game 4 of their 5 game series. Left-handed pitcher Anthony Siese will be starting on the mound.

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IT OFFICIAL, WILD ACQUIRE BIG LEAGUER JORGE DE LEON!

With the Leagues transaction date right around the corner, The New Hampshire Wild have announced they will be signing young former big leaguer RHP Jorge De Leon.

De Leon, 28, signed in November 22, 2012 as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. On October 17, 2013 he was granted Free Agency. On October 29, 2013 he signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. and On October 9, 2014, he was selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Houston Astros. December 17, 2014 he was released by the Oakland Athletics and signed on December 30, 2014 as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs. On April 8, 2015, De Leon was released by the Chicago Cubs but picked up on April 9, 2015 as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was released on August 13, 2015 but was later picked up as a Free Agent with the Miami Marlins.

De Leon has had much success in the Major Leagues including a 3 pitch inning versus the Cincinnati Reds.

Jorge is set to meet with the team at Old Orchard Beach as the Wild take on the Surge for a 5 game set. De Leon will take over the closer role and Wild Manager will place current closer Tony McClendon in the set up role. De leon is set to pitch this Friday night at The Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach.

“He’s a big leaguer that is trying to get back into the big leagues. I am going to do everything in my power to help him achieve that as this is what this league is about. Providing those opportunities for players to move to higher levels of baseball. He’s topped out at 98-99 MPH in his career so it should be interesting to watch as he is currently throwing in the mid 94-96 MPH range” – Jerry Gonzalez

The Wild Face the Old Orchard Beach Surge from the 8th to the 12th before heading to Watertown. The 0-4 Wild look to bounce back from their slow start and get first year Manager Jerry Gonzalez their first professional victory as Manager.

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LHP ANTHONY SIESE TO JOIN BALL CLUB AT TRANSACTION DATE


Manager Jerry Gonzalez will sign LHP Anthony Siese formerly with the Colorado Rockies minor league system to the Wild’s starting rotation.

The move comes after an (0-5) start in which no starter went more then 5 innings except 1 and allowing 39 runs with 46 hits and 29 walks in just 34 innings pitched.

“At this level, those kind of numbers are unacceptable. I have to make some decisions and adding Siese to the rotation at the first transaction date is whats best for the team.” – Jerry Gonzalez

Gonzalez hasn’t been very happy with his teams overall pitching until today when Garret Baker tossed 7 great innings allowing 1 earned run. But errors and no hitting hurt the Wild! Gonzalez still has confidence in his guys and is looking for his guys to bounce back this series and get things rolling in the right direction.

With the addition of Siese, The Wild will have Jaunich, Anzmann, Siese, Harper and Baker in the starting rotation moving Jeremy Charles to the bullpen to join Ryan Oglesby, Gregory Jasek and Tony McClendon.

 

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WILD STRUGGLES CONTINUE

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (4-2) defeated the New Hampshire Wild (0-5) with a final score of 3-0 on Wednesday night at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

The Surge took a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Dan Gagnon started the inning with a leadoff single, reaching 2nd on an error. A Chris Ray single moved Gagnon to 3rd. He scored on a passed ball. A Wild error allowed Ray to score.

Rich Baerga took over the mound for starter Alan Carey in the 2nd due to injury. Carey ended the night with 1.2 innings pitched, striking out 2 and allowing 1 hit.

The Surge scored their 3rd and final run of the game in the 4th. Catcher Jordyn Van Atta knocked a leadoff double, stealing 3rd. An error allowed him to score.

The Surge bullpen was lights-out. Baerga, Christian Telemaco, Cody Frank, and closer Joshua Martinez combined for 2 hits, 3 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Baerga earned his first win of the season; Martinez picked up his first save.

The Surge offense was led by third baseman Dan Gagnon, who had 2 of the 5 Surge hits. First baseman Chris Allen also collected his league-leading 6th stolen base of the season.

The Wild return to action Thursday night, June 9th, at 6:30pm for game 2 of their 5-game series with the Surge. Right-handed pitcher Trevor Jaunich will be making his second start on the mound for the Wild.

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WONG, BLACK STAY HOT BUT NOT ENOUGH FOR WILD

The New Hampshire Wild (0-4) have now lost for the 4th straight game.

The team headed into the day with an (0-2) record before continuing the previous game in which the Wild were down 7-0 in the 3rd inning and was postponed due to rain. Jeremy Charles, who was the original starter for Game 3 and continued pitching the following day, was tossed out of the game in the 5th inning during the continuance of the game after being caught with pine tar on his left hand. Manager Jerry Gonzalez wasn’t very happy with Charles decision as the team is already very limited in their bullpen.

“It was a dumb move on Jerm’s part. He made a really big mistake and it cost the team a lot. We will have to see what the league says on this and go from there.” – NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez

Although the Wild ended up losing the game 8-6, Manager Jerry Gonzalez was pleased with how the team ended the game. Being down 7-0 in the 3rd, the Wild bullpen only allowed just 1 run the rest of the game and the offense continued to produce close to their average 7 runs per game. The teams sign of life to finish that game was important to Gonzalez. It showed that the team is close to starting to play like they can.

“Tough game, but they way we finished has me excited for what we are about to start doing. We aren’t there yet, but we are close. I believe in my guys and we will be fine. It’s only the 4th game of the season.” -NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez

In Game 2 of the day, the Wild Starter Jason Harper game up 8 quick runs in just 4 innings of work with 4 of them coming in just 1 swing of the bat of Elliot Armstrong of the Watertown Bucks who connected for a Grand Slam.

The Game ended again very similar to the Game 3 with the Wild fighting back to being as close to tying the game with just one swing of the bat. But the game was just too out of reach.

“We have to be better pitching. Yes we made a couple defensive mistakes but right now we average way too many hits, walks and runs given up a game. Our guys need to step it up.” – Jerry Gonzalez

The Wild have given up a league most 49 hits, 29 Walks and 39 Runs allowed. A big reason for the teams recent failures.

The team will take on the Watertown Bucks (4-0) for the last game of the series tonight at 6:30pm at Dr. Arthur & Martha Pappas Field located at the Franklin Pierce University Campus. Tickets are just $5.